Not necessary in transit. Only in case of collection or delivery in the country.
The new regulation is designed solely to lay down formalities in case of posting of workers in the transport sector. It doesn’t alter the relevant rules, as set out in directive 96/71/EC.
These adaptations shall enter into force on July 1st, 2016. They shall apply in particular to cabotage and international transport to and from France (if conditions are met) but not to transit. French minimum wage only applies if higher.
YOU ARE A ROAD HAULIER…
Then, you need to:
– name a representative in France
– create an account on the ministry of labour (SIPSI) and manage your certificates online since the 1st of January
– have a certificate and the copy of the employment contract
– pay your drivers the French minimum wage of €9.76
Starting from the 1st of April 2017, drivers working in France must also carry with them the A1 form. This document aims at proving the affiliation of your driver to your National Social Security Service.This form is issued by the National Social Security Service of your company’s country and the request can be done online.
So you need a French representative who officially keeps contact with the French competent authority.